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The Thief and the Dogs by  Naguib Mahfouz - Paperback - Signed - 1989 - from The Parnassus BookShop and Biblio.com

The Thief and the Dogs

by Mahfouz, Naguib

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New York, New York, USA: Anchor Books/Doubleday, 1989.Trade Paperback in Very Good Condition. Translated from Arabic by Trevor Le Gassick and M. M. Badawi, Revised by John Rodenbeck. Author is 1988. Nobel Prize Winner for Literature. "The Thief and the Dogs" was first published in Arabic in 1961. Pages toned, otherwise clean and unmarked, solid, tight glued binding, light corner and spine head and heel wear to cover. 158 pages. 8 x 5.4 inches. 1989, Anchor Books/Doubleday, New York, New York, USA

Naguib Mahfouz was born in Cairo in 1911 and began writing when he was seventeen. A student of philosophy and an avid reader, his works range from reimaginings of ancient myths to subtle commentaries on contemporary Egyptian politics and culture. Over a career that lasted more than five decades, he wrote 33 novels, 13 short story anthologies, numerous plays, and 30 screenplays. Of his many works, most famous is The Cairo Trilogy, consisting of Palace Walk (1956), Palace of Desire (1957), and Sugar Street (1957), which focuses on a Cairo family through three generations, from 1917 until 1952. In 1988, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, the first writer in Arabic to do so. He died in August 2006.




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